The New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners, 5-2, on Wednesday at Safeco Field. The Yankees won two out of the three games in the three-game set.
Derek Jeter homered in the first inning to give the Yankees the lead. The 1-0 advantage would not hold through the bottom of the inning when the Mariners' Michael Saunders scored on a bases loaded walk to tie the game. Mike Carp grounded into a fielder's choice but Jesus Montero scored on the play to give Seattle a 2-1 lead. The bats were silenced until the eighth inning when the Yankees scored four runs. Pinch-hitter Jayson Nix drove in three runs with a double and Russell Martin plated the other run with an RBI single.
Ivan Nova went five innings in the start for the Yankees. He gave up six walks, two hits and two earned runs while striking out five batters. David Phelps got the win for New York. He struck out two batters and allowed zero hits in 1 1/3 innings of work. Lucas Luetge took the loss for the Mariners for giving up two hits and two earned runs in the eighth. Rafael Soriano got his 26th save of the season for the Yankees for a scoreless ninth inning. He struck out one batter and allowed one hit.
The Yankees' newest player, former Mariner Ichiro Suzuki, was 1-5 at the plate in Wednesday's game and finished the series against his old club 3-12 with a double and a stolen base. The Yankees finished their West Coast road trip with a record of 2-5.
The Yankees (59-39) start their next series against the Boston Red Sox (49-49) on July 27 at Yankee Stadium.
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|WP: David Phelps (2 - 3)
SV: Rafael Soriano (26)
LP: Lucas Luetge (1 - 1)